JOIN THE SLOW FOOD DENVER TEAM!

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization founded in Italy in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, it is present in over 160 countries, with about 150 chapters in the United States. Through programs, education, advocacy and events, Slow Food inspires individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all. 

Slow Food Denver is one of the many local chapters that carry out the work of Slow Food in their communities. Seeking dramatic and lasting change in the local food system, Slow Food Denver reconnects the Front Range communities with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food. We believe that our everyday choices, starting with what we eat and feed others, can contribute to a better future for the generations to come.

We are a small, dynamic and passionate Slow Food office that has grown significantly over the past 10 years. In addition to our successful local programming, Slow Food Denver has led three major national initiatives including Slow Food USA’s National School Garden program, the Slow Meat conference and Slow Food’s flagship festival in the US — Slow Food Nations. 

Slow Food is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter, with the job you are applying for as the subject, to jobs@slowfooddenver.org.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
Bilingual Youth education coordinator

Location: Denver, CO
Start Date: Rolling applications
Pay Range: Part time, $20 per hour
Reports to: Program Director

The Youth Education Coordinator is responsible for the growth, evaluation, coordination, and grant reporting of Slow Food Denver’s youth education programming . The Youth Education Coordinator reports directly to the Program Director, and also works closely with the Programs and Communications Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Help promote youth education classes (Seed-to-Plate, Lil’ Sprouts) 
  • Outreach to schools to grow our programming 
  • Attend school summits/conferences/meetings (zoom and in-person) as a Slow Food Denver representative 
  • Create registration forms (google docs) and recipe books (Canva) for schools
  • Format youth education forms 
  • English > Spanish Translation on various forms 
  • Create and distribute surveys to families/schools involved in our youth programs
  • Support program evaluation, data gathering and reporting 
  • Pick up/deliver food for youth education classes. (**This includes errands to local grocery stores, farmers markets, farm partners and schools. Must have reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance
  • Assist Slow Food Denver instructors in our youth classes at local elementary schools Divide up large orders of food for youth education classes 
  • Assist with seasonal youth programming schedule
  • Assist with grant reporting 
  • Maintain and organize internal documents, photos, etc. on Google drive 
  • Promote class volunteer opportunities and manage SignUp Genius as needed
  • Coordinate volunteer outreach and engagement 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the Slow Food mission
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Ability to thrive in a small but collaborative office environment and event planning team
  • Creativity, willingness to take initiative, and ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and follow-through, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and Google Apps (e.g. Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Docs)
  • Knowledge of food and farming issues
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, with regard to race, class, gender and our food system

Part time working both remotely and in-person.

Please send a brief cover letter and resume with “Youth Education Coordinator” in the subject line to: annie@slowfooddenver.org.

Slow Food Denver is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

class instructor

Location: Denver, CO
Start Date: August 2021
Pay Range: PART-TIME, hourly
Reports to: Program Director

This is a weekly gardening and cooking program for Denver, CO.  The gardening program will include planting, cultivating, and harvesting, using learner-driven processes that emphasize experiential activities. Our goal is to provide an interactive learning environment transforming children from passive food consumers to creators, and in doing so increase their health awareness. This learner-driven approach inspires children to develop healthy, lifelong eating habits by making the connection between where food comes from and how it is prepared. Children discover their own taste preferences, learn to create dishes they enjoy and derive self-esteem and pride as they watch their plants grow. Participation in the entire seed to table experience results in a more intimate relationship with food.

We are a small team working at a fast pace to champion Slow values. We are looking for a leader who brings a positive outlook, is self-motivated, team-focused and believes in having fun while working hard.

Specifics include:

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver 60-75 minute gardening & cooking program to elementary & middle school students. Classes are held before, during or after school for 60-75 minutes, Monday-Thursday. 
  • Utilize the Slow Food USA School Garden Curriculum to customize class programming
  • Grocery shop for each class
  • Work with Program Director to order necessary materials
  • Connect with school garden leader to coordinate garden planting and harvesting

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the Slow Food mission
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Experience in gardening or cooking
  • Creativity, willingness to take initiative, and ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and follow-through
  • Budgeting experience
  • Bilingual (preferred)
  • Must pass a fingerprint background check
    fall internship

    Location: Denver, CO
    Start Date: Rolling applications
    Pay Range: $500 stipend, students may receive academic credit
    Reports to: Communications Coordinator

    The Slow Food Denver Intern reports directly to the Communications and Outreach Coordinator, and also works closely with the Program Director and Executive Director. Primary responsibilities include:

    • Youth Education
      • Support Program and Communications Coordinator with day-to-day tasks for youth education programming, such as Lil’ Sprouts and Seed to Table.
      • Responsibilities include but are not limited: 
        • Help develop recipe books for Lil’ Sprouts and Seed to Table (this includes schools and seasonal cookbooks).
        • Community outreach: Research correct personnel at schools and develop an updated school contact list.  Research new avenues for Slow Food Denver to expand youth education programming (such as parent groups, PTAs, other youth organizations).
    • Fall Event
      • Assist with logistics and planning as needed
      • Attend the event- help before, during and after as needed (silent auction prep, volunteer organization, etc.)
    • Office Move
      • Assist with our office move at the end of August.
    • Social Media & Communications
      • Work directly with the Program and Communications Coordinator to craft 3-5 posts on several social media channels each week.
      • Assist with the newsletter & email blasts.
      • Assist with volunteer opportunities and help manage Sign Up Genius to secure volunteers, as needed. 
    • Grant Writing & Research
      • Support with grant research as needed.
      • Help keep Master Grants spreadsheet up to date, as needed.

    Qualifications:

    • Commitment to and enthusiasm for the Slow Food mission
    • Ability to thrive in a small but collaborative office environment and event planning team
    • Creativity, willingness to take initiative, and ability to work independently
    • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and follow-through, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proficiency with Word, Excel and Google Apps (e.g. Gmail, Drive, Sheets, Docs)
    • Knowledge of food and farming issues
    • Commitment to justice and inclusion, with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
    • Knowledge of Google Drive
    • Spanish or other foreign language skills a plus
    • Knowledge of WordPress, MailChimp, Canva and Eventbrite is a plus

     

    10 hours per week. Weekly in-person meetings at our Denver office or coffee shop. Internships are unpaid, however a stipend of $500 will be provided at the end of the internship. Students may also earn academic credit. Internships are open to non-student volunteers as well.

    Please send a brief cover letter and resume with “Slow Food Denver Internship” in the subject line to: jobs@slowfooddenver.org.

    Slow Food Denver is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse community that works toward and cares about a healthy food system. Applications who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.